The RERC provides consumers with information and program application forms for the Vermont SSREIP. The SSREIP is a program designed and funded by the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund.

The RERC also provides consumers with information on the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy, and locates dealers and advice that can help you make better choices when purchasing and installing a renewable energy system.

We currently have incentive funding available for advanced wood heating systems and solar hot water systems. If you’re interested in applying for an incentive, please contact one of our Preferred Installers and have them fill out a reservation application.

Announcement: Recent Changes

The Clean Energy Development Fund has launched a number of changes to the Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program, including a new custom Advanced Wood Heating System incentive for larger wood heating projects. These changes took effect on October 6, 2016. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Available Incentives

Incentive calculations vary by technology and are summarized below. Please review our reservation applications for more details or contact us for more information on the High Performance Low Income Solar Electric incentive.

Advanced Wood Heating: Flat-Rate $3,000
Advanced Wood Heating: Custom $1.25/sq-ft heated space plus thermal storage tank adder ($10.00 per kBtu/hr)
High Performance Low Income Solar Electric $1.00/Watt
Solar Hot Water $0.40/kWh per year or $0.80/kWh per year (average residential incentive ~$1,000)

Available Funding

Funding is provided by the Clean Energy Development Fund. Current funds available for projects and number of reserved projects are summarized below. Any fluctuations in dollar values is due to project withdrawals. These amounts are updated monthly.

Remaining Funds - Advanced Wood Heating $863,490
Remaining Funds - High Performance Low Income Solar Electric $14,000
Remaining Funds - Solar Hot Water $55,592

Renewable energy is a great investment to lowering energy bills and creating a clean environment! We look forward to helping you, so please let us know if you have any questions or comments.


Learn what the RERC is all about; browse our list of common questions regarding the RERC, SSREIP, eligibility and participation.

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Preferred Installers

Find trade partners that are qualified to offer the Heat Saver Loan in addition to accessing the SSREIP for their customers.

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Application Forms

Find the links to download the incentive reservation forms, online or paper.

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